Rethinking Healthcare Facility Design Post-Pandemic

Tuesday, March 23
1:10pm2:10pm CDT

Presented By

Rob Schoeck

Healthcare Practice Leader
American Structurepoint

Tim Putnam, DHA, FACHE

Margaret Mary Health

Tracey Graham, DNP, APRN

Senior Healthcare Consultant
HCM Architects

Jim Albert

HCM Architects
About the Session

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the nation, healthcare facilities have struggled to accommodate the influx of patients. With field hospitals being constructed in parks and convention centers repurposed to house additional hospital beds, it is necessary to rethink and plan the design and redesign of future healthcare facilities. As this current crisis ebbs, health experts predict we will be combatting a recurring, seasonal COVID-19 disease concurrent with influenza. Moreover, we must continue to plan and design for all threats, including natural disasters, violence and terrorism. Creating more flexible and adaptable spaces with appropriate infrastructure support is vital to the future of healthcare design and operations and will be contingent on advances in technology and creative thinking. This presentation will discuss the future of healthcare design for all hospital and ambulatory executives as we learn from this crisis the importance of proactive planning.

Learning Objectives:

  • Illustrate how healthcare facilities can swiftly respond to disasters, such as a pandemic, from an operations perspective.
  • Interpret future implications of technology and operations in the planning and design of healthcare facilities.

This session qualifies for 1.0 ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit. Attendees must participate during the scheduled time to earn ACHE Face-to-Face Education credit.